May Day Celebrations and Riots

Reuters news agency reports today that Europeans celebrated the international workers’ holiday of May Day with rallies, demonstrations and violent protests. In Paris, France, protesters threw gasoline bombs and makeshift missiles at authorities seriously burning a police officer. In Turkey, police fired tear gas and rubber bullets and arrested hundreds of demonstrators. In Turin, Italy, demonstrators trying to breach a barrier fought with police. The spokesman for Belgium’s Workers Party was wounded by a knife at a rally in Liege. South African President Jacob Zuma was booed and left a rally as fights broke out between his supporters and opponents. The report also said in the United States, unions and activists planned protests against US President Donald Trump. It was not clear from the report why the unions and activists were protesting President Trump.

Reuters report found here.


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